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Raiders finish strong at Bridgeport, Liberty Bell


Raider Track finished the regular season last week with meets on Tuesday in Bridgeport and Friday at Liberty Bell.

At both meets the Raider girls finished second behind Entiat. The Raider boys finished eighth at Bridgeport while at Liberty Bell they ended up fifth. “The athletes once again showed depth with more athletes scoring points as seen by the team standings,” said Head Coach Lori Adkins on the strong finish her team had last week.

Kim Barry dominated, finishing first at Bridgeport in the 400, 800 (2 minutes 26.10 seconds), and the 1600 (5:32.6) with a second in the pole vault (7 feet). Barry’s 400 time at Bridgeport was a career PR of 60.34 seconds.

At Liberty Bell Barry competed in only the 400, 800, and the 3200. She finished with a first in all three with times in the 400 of 62.94, 800 in 2:28.3, and the 3200 in 12:35.5.

Cheyenne Kelly-Marconi continues to move to the forefront of Raider girls track. She placed in all four of her events at both meets. In the 100 hurdles Marconi placed fourth on Tuesday (18.74) and seventh Friday (18.84). With the 300 low hurdles Marconi placed 3rd in Bridgeport (52.84) and 4th in Liberty Bell (52.54). In the Long and Triple Jump, Marconi placed fifth (14 feet, 3.5 inches) and second (31-8.5) at Bridgeport while at Liberty Bell she finished 3rd (14-0) and first (31-1). Freshman Katelyn Schilling at Bridgeport improved her shot put to 33-6, which placed her first at the meet and 10th on the 2B performance list at Schilling took second at Liberty Bell with a throw of 30-1.

At the Discus, Schilling took fourth at both meets with throws of 81-5 and 84-5. In the 200, Schilling continues to improve running a 30.22 at Bridgeport and a 30.18 at Liberty Bell which placed her eighth.

Miranda Salas stepped up her shot performance last week, setting a new PR at both meets and placing. At Bridgeport Salas threw 28-0.5 to place eighth. Friday she threw a foot further to finish fifth with the new PR throw of 29-2.

Mary Ann Matheson is coming alive in the 3200 at the right time, placing second at Bridgeport in 14:17. She took home a fifth at Liberty Bell in 14:23.7.

Charli Knight placed fifth in the Javelin at Liberty Bell, throwing 81-7, an overdue PR for her.

The girls’ 4x100 relay team of Mikel Friedlander, Katelynn Schilling, Demi Whiteman, Miranda Salas and alternate Charli Knight has run now four times, improving each time taking fifth at Bridgeport 59.97 and 6th at Liberty Bell in 59.03.

Nick Gleason, Sean Waters, and Jesse Adkins led the Raider boys. Gleason place eighth and fourth in the 100, and seventh and third in the 200 at both meets. Gleason’s 100 time at Liberty Bell of 11.77 was a career PR and puts him in serious state contention.

Gleason also set a new PR in the 200 at Liberty Bell running a 23.91 setting him up nicely for this week. At Bridgeport, Gleason was the pole vault champion, clearing 8 feet, 6 inches.

Sean Waters continues to be a man to beat in the throws.

In the shot, Waters placed third at Bridgeport with the career PR throw of 41-7, and from Liberty Bell took home second with a 40-10 throw. He placed fourth in discus at both meets 118-3 and 113-11.

Jesse Adkins did not go to Bridgeport but at Liberty Bell he placed first in both hurdle races and took home second in the triple jump. Adkins time in the 110 hurdles was a new PR at 15.84 seconds.

Freshman Octavio Alejandre has been working hard all season and he is now reaping the reward at the right time. Alejandre PRed in both the Discus and Javelin at Bridgeport with throws of 93-5. At Liberty Bell he PRed and placed fourth in the shot with 35-5.

Rahnee Jane came back from an injury that has prevented him from throwing since the Royal City meet on April 13 to place seventh at Liberty Bell in the javelin with the throw of 114-8.

The Raiders will travel to Oroville tomorrow for the Central Washington North Sub-District meet at Oroville starting at 4 p.m. This meet will determine which Raiders move on to the District 5-6 meet on May 19 at Eastmont High School.

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